If you landed on this blog then it is most likely that the idea of a salve or even the word salve may be something new to you.
Most people know salves as effective ointments that are used for moisturizing your skin and helping to protect it. However, users have reported that salves can also do wonders on dry patches, breakouts, eczema and so much more.
Keep reading as we dive into what is a salve, the benefits not just to healing dry skin and why you might want to think about making the switch over to salves today!
What Is a Salve?
Salves are typically made of waxes carrier oils, and butters that you apply to your skin to help heal it.
Carrier oils and butters, known as lipids, occur naturally in plants of all kinds and the oils are extracted from the nuts, beans, kernels, and seeds of these plants. These oils and butters are a very nutritious source of natural fatty acids our bodies need. ‘Essential fatty acids’ (Omega-3, Omega-6) are vital, because our bodies do not produce and we need to get them from the outside world. Every oil or butter has a unique fatty acid profile giving them different properties and benefits! Some of theses benefits include: anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-aging, and increasing skin elasticity.
Lipids help to soften the skin, help the skin retain moisture and support the skin’s barrier function. If the skin doesn’t have a sufficient lipid content it will have gaps in the skin barrier causing it to appear dull, dry and rough.
Many lipids are emollient; filling in the gaps. Some are occlusive; creating a protective layer on the skin preventing moisture from escaping, helping the skin stay soft and moisturized. Jojoba Oil being one of the best occlusive oils!
of mostly lipid ingredients therefore It can help to nourish dry skin while soothing itchy conditions such as eczema and rashes; moisturizing rough areas like cracked heels; protect chapped lips from the wind & weather; soothe scrapes, cuts & burns & more.
Some oils and butters have regenerative properties and wonders on acne scars by helping to heal them over time without having to spend huge amounts of money at spas and dermatologists.
What Is a CBD Salve?
CBD Salves are incredibly popular using natural oils/butters, that have been infused with cannabidiol.
Also, to learn more about CBD salves, what makes them special and different dosages check out our blog What Makes 1000mg CBD Salves Special?
What Are Salves Used For?
We Do Not Make Any Health Claims As To The Effects and Targets Of CBD Salves and CBD Salve Benefits Listed Below. However, Consumers Have Used Salves For A Ton Of Different Purposes For Example:
- Healing scrapes and cuts
- Soothing acne scars by helping them heal faster than usual
- Moisturizing dry skin conditions
- Skin Irritation
- Anti inflammatory properties
- Psoriasis that may require prescription treatments from the doctor
- Soothe sunburns with aloe Vera gel & lavender oil (this is an amazing combination)
- Soften rough elbows and heels without having to buy expensive products at the store that do not work as well
- Ore Nipple From Breastfeeding
- Chapped Skin
- Bug Bites
- Lip Balm
Salves are also a great option for those that have sensitive skin and cannot use products such as creams or lotions because they can contain synthetic-chemicals, such as the preservative, which is needed because it contains water which can grow bacteria. However, there are some natural preservatives that can be used, but can be trickier to use. Since cream and lotion contain mostly water they are hydrating, but don’t contain as many fatty acids so they don’t provide the same effects!
Benefits Of Using Salves & CBD Salves
There are tons of benefits when it comes to salves and many different ways to use CBD salves. Below we have listed out some of the most popular uses and benefits of both non CBD salves and CBD rich salves.
Non CBD Salve Benefits:
Sunburns – Salves provide natural oils to nourish the skin while protecting it from further damage by creating a barrier on top of your sunburnt skin.
Lip Balm (A salve with a higher percentage of wax) – A great way to help prevent chapped lips throughout dry winter months is using lip balms that contain beeswax along with other waxes such as candelilla wax which helps keeps things solid at room temperature without getting too gooey! It also contains natural oils, butters, and essential oils so you know what’s going on your skin.
Chapped Skin – Whether you have been out in the snow or simply got a little too much sun, another great use of a basic salve is to apply it topically for relief from chapped and cracked skin due to dryness!
Eczema – Salves are also great to help aid eczema flare ups because they provide relief from itching which is usually one of the main causes for people suffering from eczema.
Psoriasis – Psoriasis can often be helped by salves because they create a barrier on top of the skin to soothe inflammation and provide relief from itchy and dry patches of skin.
Soothing Acne Scars – Salves are also great to help soothe acne scars because they will nourish the skin while providing regenerative effects.
Nipple Salve – For women who breastfeed their baby’s often need a cream to help soothe sore nipples during breastfeeding sessions.
Nipple creams should not contain any chemicals or preservatives so using a salve made out of natural ingredients, such as beeswax and coconut oil will help nourish the skin while relieving pain.
CBD Salve Benefits:
We Do Not Make Any Health Claims As To The Effects and Targets Of CBD Salves and CBD Salve Benefits Listed Below. However, Consumers Have Used Topical Salves For Years To Treat Many Conditions For Example:
Relieving Sore Muscles – If you are big into fitness, an athlete or are on your feet moving around all day for work, CBD salves may be a great option to help relieve sore muscles and help increase muscle recovery times.
Accelerating Healing – CBD salve is also an amazing way to help accelerate the healing process for bruises, cuts and scrapes by providing relief from pain while killing bacteria at the same time.
Supporting Join Health: CBD Salves are also great for supporting joint health because they provide relief from pain, swelling and stiffness.
Nourishing Skin – CBD salve is an amazing way to nourish the skin by providing it with essential fatty acids that help to heal our skin barrier function and protect your skin against dryness.
Salves come in all different shapes, sizes and textures but they are certainly worth giving a try!
Why Salves Are Better For Eczema
Some of our users here at Frozen North Hemp have reported that they have found using salves worked better for eczema because it contains all natural ingredients while creams or lotions usually contain chemicals that may irritate the skin further.
This does not mean you should stop using your prescription cream but certainly give serums a try before getting back to applying chemical-based products on sensitive areas such as face etc.
Choosing a High-Quality CBD Salve
As with buying any products for your body, knowing and doing the correct research before you buy is essential. In this section we hope we can help make that research and buying process a bit easier.
Full Spectrum CBD Salve
As CBD is a natural extract, it does not need to go through any harsh processes before being sold as salves. This means the product you buy should be made with 100% pure and natural ingredients such as shea butter or coconut oil (the two most popular) mixed with full-spectrum cannabidiol extract.
If the company you are buying from does not list the ingredients then you should steer clear of that product.
Here at Frozen North Hemp we offer natural products including our full spectrum CBD salves which contain all natural ingredients. Our focus is to offer premium quality products at affordable prices without skimping out on any ingredient or process needed to provide you with the best possible product.
Like our 2,000mg Peppermint Salve, top quality CBD salves should contain natural ingredients such as hemp seed oil, vitamin E and even Golden-jojoba oil.
Switch To Salves Today, Your Body Will Thank You!
If you have made it this far into our article, we hope we have been able to provide you with a wealth of knowledge around salves and CBD salves so you can decide for yourself if salves are worth trying.
The decision is yours to make but if you have decided to give CBD salves a try, check out our topical CBD salves which come in 1,000mg and 2,000mg with many scent options and see for yourself why our customers threw out their chemical filled lotions and creams.
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